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Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
I subscribe to a number of sexuality-related listservs and newsletters. A few months ago, on a list for high-school sexuality education teachers, a question popped up about whether silicone lubricant is flammable. Many of the questions on this list come from high-school students themselves, and teachers...
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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Last weekend, I spent three days with college students at a national peer education conference. While there, I served as a panelist for a session called "Ask the Sexperts," where students could anonymously submit any and all questions about sex-related topics. Since I do these kinds of workshops on college...
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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
How do you know when a sexual problem (e.g. lack of desire or premature ejaculation) is a psychological problem or a physical one? In the United States, we tend to view our bodies and our minds as separate entities rather than as a whole. Thus, health problems are often seen as either physical or psychological, not both. However, for...
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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
How do I initiate more "knocking the boots" in an eight-year relationship? Sex in a long-term relationship typically has a different pace and feel from sex in a new relationship. During those heady early days with a new partner, levels of sexual desire are high, and everything else in...
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Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010
I've been on a roll for the past few weeks with questions related to anal sex. This situation isn't unique to my column; when I saw Dan Savage speak at Northwestern University a couple of weeks ago, he received so many queries related to butt play that he quipped, "There are a lot of dusty vaginas in this...
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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
A while ago, I answered a question about wearing butt plugs for an extended period of time (read this column here). I received the question below as a follow-up to this column: While I understand that 10- to 12-hour use of an anal plug is fine, my concern is with 24-hour use, removing only for defecating and hygienic necessities...
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Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
I am 60 years old and have been married for 37 years. My wife and I have incorporated anal sex into our lovemaking. We both give and receive. She will use large dildos on me, and she will also use a strap-on (pegging). Usually, once she finishes with me, I am able to maintain an erection...
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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010
From the "Questions People Ask at the Tool Shed" files: This week, we had a customer query us about the different functions a sponge can perform in the vagina. Yes! In addition to serving as a household cleaning tool, sponges can also prevent pregnancy and take the place of a tampon! However, sponges...